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By Sterling Professor of the Humanities Harold Bloom

The enjoyment success membership and The Kitchen God's spouse are of the $64000 works by way of this renowned novelist. This identify, Amy Tan, a part of Chelsea condo Publishers’ glossy serious perspectives sequence, examines the key works of Amy Tan via full-length serious essays via specialist literary critics. furthermore, this name includes a brief biography on Amy Tan, a chronology of the author’s lifestyles, and an introductory essay written by means of Harold Bloom, Sterling Professor of the arts, Yale college.

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For a discussion of a second language as an alternate form of self-inscription, see David Leiwei Li, “The Naming of a Chinese American ‘I’: Cross-Cultural Sign/ifications in The Woman Warrior,” Criticism 30 (Fall 1988): 515; Shirley K. Rose, “Metaphors and Myths of Cross-Cultural Literacy: Autobiographical Narratives by Maxine Hong Kingston, Richard Rodriguez, and Malcolm X,” MELUS 14 (Spring 1987): 3–15. Michael M. J. Fischer has discussed the use of bilingualism and “interlinguistic play” in relation to ethnic autobiography; see “Ethnicity and the Arts of Memory,” Writing Culture: The Politics and Poetics of Ethnography, ed.

45). An-Mei also privileges her mother’s story about two turtles joined through suffering; from this parable of shared grief, An-Mei derives a message connecting her to her mother: “That was our fate, to live like two turtles seeing the watery world together from the bottom of the little pond” (p. 217). In this way, An-Mei transforms common experiences of pain and victimization into testimonials of mother/daughter bonding. Similarly, instead of feeling outrage at her mother’s collaboration in her arranged betrothal and marriage, Lindo actually chooses collusion with her mother, behaving as the proper daughter-in-law so that her mother will not lose face (p.

These were words I have never thought about in English terms. I suppose the closest in meaning would be ‘confused’ and ‘dark fog’” (p. 188). In discussing the use of “multilanguedness” in women’s writings, Patricia Yaeger suggests that the “incorporation of a second language can function Daughter-Text/Mother-Text 25 . . as a subversive gesture representing an alternative form of speech which can both disrupt the repressions of authoritative discourse and still welcome or shelter themes that have not yet found a voice in the .

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